PES Young Authors at HPMEC

Thursday, March 28, 2013
PES fifth grade students who took part in the Young Author's Workshop at HPMEC included, from left: Front--Tanner Reaves, Catherine Hill, Madison Rahn and Abby Dutka. Center--Quentin Baber, Kirsten Smith, Carlie Vancil, Cooper Harris, Drake Featherston, Emma Welborn and Maggie Williams. Back--Jolie Owen, Faith Waymon, Ryker Little, Matthew Cheshire, Ben Holcomb and Jackson Henfling.

A group of 17 fifth grade students from Piggott Elementary School completed the Young Authors 2013 program at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center earlier this month. The most recent session of the popular program for students ran from Feb. 20 to March 13.

The students, who were recommended for the program by their teachers, participated in the four-week after school program on Wednesday afternoons. At the conclusion each student received a spiral bound collection of their original stories.

Adam Long, Hemingway-Pfeiffer director, served as the instructor for the program. "We were very grateful to Piggott Elementary School for working with us on this program," he noted. "We believe this is an excellent opportunity for the students here in Piggott."

Earlier this year 13 sixth grade students from PES took part in a similar offering at the local museum.

The students completing the most recent program included Jackson Henfling, Ben Holcomb, Matthew Cheshire, Ryker Little, Faith Wymon, Jolie Owen, Maggie Williams, Emma Welborn, Drake Featherston, Cooper Harris, Carlie Vancil, Kirsten Smith, Quentin Baber, Abby Dutka, Madison Rahn, Catherine Hill and Tanner Reaves.

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, and is located at 1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott. Tours are offered on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays.

Those wanting more information about the museum, or programs offered at the educational center, may call 870 598-3487 or contact Long by email at

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